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  •  it used to be one thing when warmongering... (8+ / 0-)

    democrats would at least have the decency to try to create a social policy that raised the standard of living for the old, poor, infirm, unemployed, disabled and had a sense of decency about civil liberties.

    we have none of that now.  

    i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

    by joe shikspack on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 11:31:06 AM PDT

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    •  You're talking to ME (5+ / 0-)

      The only reason I've put up with the warmongering is for the safety net.  

      And these folks who keep trying to scare me with Republicans, HA!  Republicans actually need senior voters.  They might not ever really cut Social Security and Medicare at least not for current middle class seniors.  And some of them have gone way to the left of Democrats on war and civil liberties.  

      I don't care about immigration.
      They aren't serious on guns, climate change or jobs.  
      They don't support labor.
      They won't regulate the banks.
      They'll turn on gay marriage as soon as the pendulum swings the other way.  

      Democrats are not exactly committed to any middle American middle class issue anymore.  

      •  exactly, when you have a democrat with no... (4+ / 0-)

        progressive social policy agenda, which was the one thing that they had going for them, there is no reason to vote for them other than that maybe their knuckles don't drag on the ground as much as their opponents.

        i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

        by joe shikspack on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 12:10:59 PM PDT

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